New Photos of TakaraTomy AA-01 Battle Blade Optimus Prime (w/ Matrix)

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  1. Type-R

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  2. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Cool. This mold is crazy cool for a voyager, seen the complexity of the movie model. More affordable Leader fun.
     
  3. Mechafire

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    There's just something about this Optimus I really like.

    Insecticon looks badass too.
     
  4. BraveMax

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    You sure it's not "blades instead of hooks"? Those pics have blades...
     
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    Those are deffinately blades, not hooks.

    Prime looks great. The small feet almost turned me off, but I can deal with it since they did a pretty amazing job downscaling the Leader fig, AND included that kickass movie matrix.

    Insecticon is cool. Would've liked the little radar dish or whatever it had in the movie.
     
  6. Type-R

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    From the solicit:

    ???????????? ????????????? AA-01 ??????????????????9?????????? ?????

    Japanese original designed hook blade weapons.

    The images used are probably of Hasbro's version of the toy, to give retailers (and pre-ordering online customers) an idea of what they will be getting.
     
  7. BraveMax

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    It certainly does say that. Though I still recall Hasbro showing off the hooks at Toyfare... I think I must be thinking of this:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Digilaut

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    Yeah that's Forest Battle Optimus Prime, the leader mold that is coming with the new Starscream.
     
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    Blasters, swords, AND the matrix? Can't wait to get the new Prime. Insecticon looks awesome too.
     
  10. Type-R

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    The matrix is a neat addition but it looks like the only way to access the chest cavity is to lift the head and chest pieces up in a sort of "exploded from within" kinda way.

    Still not getting the point of doing a "monochrome" Buzz.
     
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    I might get this since it's the first non-Leader class Optimus to have the Matrix.
     
  13. chiptimus_prime

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    Heh, that's pretty cool. Don't really care for the design of the movie "Matrix" but it is cool nonetheless.
     
  14. AMG

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    That really is a nice update to the voyager mold. The Matrix is a nice touch too.
     
  15. Matty

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    The Voyager has a Matrix?



    Son of a bitch that is cool. Looks like I'm throwing out $20.
     
  16. VaderPrime1

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    That Prime looks... prime!!!
     
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    That Prime looks... prime!!!
     
  18. baggzey23

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    im scrapping my old optimus when i get this awesome sh*t

    ooh guns and a matrix (they should have transformed it properly first)
     
  19. Young Optimus14

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    I am definetly getting Optimus now.
     
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    ok it keeps getting better
     

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